Riversdale Dermatology welcomes new patients. Wait times for a new consultation can vary, however we endeavour to see all patients as soon as possible.
Prior to seeing one of our Dermatologists, all patients are encouraged to see their GP or referring doctor for a referral. However, it is not essential to have a referral letter, and you can be seen without one. Having an up to date referral letter each time you visit a Dermatologist ensures you receive your maximum entitled Medicare rebate. The referral is also useful in providing your Dermatologist with your up to date medical history and helps provide continuity of your care between your doctors.
Riversdale Dermatology is a private dermatology practice and payment is required in full at the time of your appointment. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide medicare rebate only services. We can submit your Medicare patient claim electronically immediately after payment has been received, ensuring you receive your Medicare rebate as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours).
All patients attending our practice for the first time are kindly asked to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment to complete a patient registration form. You are welcome to complete this form in advance and email it with your referral prior to your first appointment if you prefer.
We encourage all patients who would like an earlier appointment to place their name on our Waiting for Cancellation List, to ensure you are notified of an earlier appointment as soon as it becomes available. Just ask our friendly team when making your appointment.
We ask that our patients provide at least 48 hours notice when cancelling or rescheduling appointments wherever possible. This ensures enough time for us to notify a patient on our waiting list that an earlier appointment has become available.
If you or your referring doctor feel your condition or symptoms warrant an urgent appointment, please let us know at time of booking and we will endeavour to see you as soon as possible. We encourage referring doctors to use our Urgent Referral Form located below, to assist us in triaging your referral and see you sooner.